Leila Rasheed

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (8 of 9)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 260,127 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 9
Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Nikki Sheehan
Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Nikki Sheehan
4.0 out of 5 stars Really original!, 16 Jun 2014
I enjoyed this very much. It's original, clever, funny and well written. I'm looking forward to her next one. I'm an adult but if you're buying for a child, I'd recommend it for any confident readers aged 9 + even though the characters are young teens.
First World war Britain (Shire Living Histories) by Peter Doyle
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting, 27 April 2014
This was not quite what I expected. I was hoping for something that focused more on the specific *changes* the population faced at the outbreak of war and after - how daily life changed. Looking at the product description again, I notice that the author is named as Lucinda Gosling rather than Peter Doyle, so I wonder if the rest of the description also applies to a different book.
Horses Don't Fly by Libby
Horses Don't Fly by Libby
This is an absolutely charming memoir. Frederick Libby grew up a cowboy, travelled across the USA and Canada, and ended up enlisting in the Canadian army and shipping off to war, pretty much by chance. The way he tells his story, he puts a good deal of his subsequent successes as an observer and pilot down to luck, but it's easy to see that he must have been an extraordinarily talented and intelligent man. His narrative voice is authentic and it's impossible not to come away from the book with a great liking for, as well as admiration for, this modest, good humoured man. The afterword by his grand-daughter is equally interesting, in my view - I could have stood to hear a lot more about this… Read more